Difference between revisions of "How to use Google Earth to accurately display geocaches"

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[[Image:GE_with_kml_screenshot.jpg|thumb|Screenshot of Google Earth showing caches in and around Skaneateles, NY]]
 
[[Image:GE_with_kml_screenshot.jpg|thumb|Screenshot of Google Earth showing caches in and around Skaneateles, NY]]
 
[[Google Earth]] ([http://earth.google.com www]) is a powerful program that models the earth in 3D with arial or satellite photo overlays.  It also can display things like roads, businesses, and driving directions.  Additionally, if you download the '''"Google Earth KML"''' from your [http://www.geocaching.com geocaching.com] [http://www.geocaching.com/my/ profile page] (it's on the right-hand side column), you can view the approximate location of up to 150 geocaches at a time in your Google earth screen.
 
[[Google Earth]] ([http://earth.google.com www]) is a powerful program that models the earth in 3D with arial or satellite photo overlays.  It also can display things like roads, businesses, and driving directions.  Additionally, if you download the '''"Google Earth KML"''' from your [http://www.geocaching.com geocaching.com] [http://www.geocaching.com/my/ profile page] (it's on the right-hand side column), you can view the approximate location of up to 150 geocaches at a time in your Google earth screen.
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You may notice however that when you zoom in, the caches tend to jump about.
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Revision as of 15:41, 24 February 2006

Screenshot of Google Earth showing caches in and around Skaneateles, NY

Google Earth (www) is a powerful program that models the earth in 3D with arial or satellite photo overlays. It also can display things like roads, businesses, and driving directions. Additionally, if you download the "Google Earth KML" from your geocaching.com profile page (it's on the right-hand side column), you can view the approximate location of up to 150 geocaches at a time in your Google earth screen.

You may notice however that when you zoom in, the caches tend to jump about.

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